Institute of Cape Wine Masters
The title of Cape Wine Master is one of the most sought after academic qualifications in the South African Wine Industry.
Over the last 37 years, 106 candidates have qualified to become Cape Wine Masters and a further three were awarded the title of Honorary Cape Wine Masters, bringing the total number to 109.
Cape Wine Masters are expected to:
promote wine and spirit education in South Africa at all levels
promote the growth and responsible use of wine
promote the image of the ICWM by enhancing its credibility, visibility and recognition
be an ambassador of wine
The ICWM is managed by an Executive Committee consisting of six members, democratically chosen at the AGM held every year in May. The members for the period May 2021 – May 2022 are:
Chairperson – Jacques Steyn
Vice-chairperson & Educom Representative – Heidi Duminy
Treasurer – Tom Blok
Secretary – Debi van Flymen
Southern Representative – Harry Melck
Northern Representative – Kristina Beuthner